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Sports Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves
Author: 0 Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves

If he opted to sign elsewhere, he could receive four years and $140.6 million. And if it's out there Butler would only sign with one to three teams, those other twenty-something teams aren't going to be inclined to give up much in order to acquire a player with no inclination to re-sign.

Sports Douglas Costa loses the plot
Author: 0 Douglas Costa loses the plot

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor was denied a hat trick by a fine save from Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli, while he also mishit a clear opportunity late on. "Compared to the English Premier League, football is different, the teams defend themselves very well and give fewer chances". The Brazilian winger was first yellow-carded for the offence but was then shown red after the referee had a word in his ear from the VAR officials.

Sports PSG anticipating 'special' Anfield atmosphere against Liverpool - Thomas Tuchel
Author: 0 PSG anticipating 'special' Anfield atmosphere against Liverpool - Thomas Tuchel

Fabinho joined Liverpool from AS Monaco in the summer transfer window for an initial fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £39.3 million . This evening's Champions League will be a cracker as both sides love to attack but if RMC is to be believed, Liverpool might have the upper hand in the engine room and going forward if the team they have leaked is accurate.

Sports Liverpool a step up for PSG, says Verratti
Author: 0 Liverpool a step up for PSG, says Verratti

It was Draxler who got PSG off to a flying start at the Parc des Princes, heading home on 22 minutes after juggling Verratti's sumptuous, deft chip over the St Etienne defence. The offside flag ruled out Timothee Kolodziejczak's own goal but PSG added a 76th-minute third when Di Maria lashed in from close range, substitute Diaby then making the most of Cavani's mishit to wrap up the scoring.

Sports English Premier League Everton v West Ham United 16 September 2018
Author: 0 English Premier League Everton v West Ham United 16 September 2018

There was controversy on the bench however, as striker Lucas Perez appeared to refuse to warm up, with the 30-year-old engaged in a heated exchange goalkeeping coach Xavi Valero. When Marko was injured, I was on the bench after having warmed up. Marco Silva tasted defeat for the first time as Everton manager last night, as his team were jeered off the field at Goodison Park by a small section of supporters, but claimed the loss offered his players an important lesson.

Sports Salah has strong bond with 'friend' Klopp
Author: 0 Salah has strong bond with 'friend' Klopp

You look at them for honesty, work-rate and the way they go about their jobs. The Spurs chief continued: "First of all, I want to say they deserved their victory". "If you watch the Watford game again, you see we played so slow, so sloppy, from the beginning". Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with their 2-1 win at Tottenham today.

Sports Japan's Osaka Blames US Open Tears on 'notorious' Nerves
Author: 0 Japan's Osaka Blames US Open Tears on 'notorious' Nerves

The 20-year-old Osaka, who's admitted that she doesn't actually drive, doubled her career earnings when she took home the $US3.8 million winner's cheque by beating Serena Williams in last weekend's final. In becoming her country's first ever Grand Slam singles champ, Osaka, the daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother, is also helping break new ground in Japan as her bi-racial identity challenges the country's self-image as a racially homogenous society.

Sports Mourinho's approach of playing direct football suits United stars
Author: 0 Mourinho's approach of playing direct football suits United stars

Rashford has managed just one start and a total of 122 minutes in the Premier League this season, a situation that will not improve in the short term due to a three-game ban for butting Burnley's Phil Bardsley. He played well, he competed well and he scored, especially in a period where he comes with some sadness after his suspension and it was very good that he did that.

Sports I'm Happy To Play For Unai Emery, Mesut Ozil Insists
Author: 0 I'm Happy To Play For Unai Emery, Mesut Ozil Insists

And Pearce says the midfielder is a good alternative to the other options at Emery's disposal. You see we are one team that wants to reach our goal. "Even if I just gave him two passes, he would score two goals and that's why he's one of the greatest footballers who's ever lived".

Sports Jurgen Klopp sends message to Liverpool FC ahead of PSG clash
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp sends message to Liverpool FC ahead of PSG clash

Indeed, odds of 11/10 (2.10 ) are well worth backing on PSG seeing over 3.5 goals for their 11th Champions League game in 13 when they take on an exciting Liverpool team. The bad thing for us is that they've got quite a lot of players that we'll have to be wary of. 'We all see the picture and we were massively anxious.

Sports Ronaldo becomes the 5th player to score 400 league goals in Europe
Author: 0 Ronaldo becomes the 5th player to score 400 league goals in Europe

Ronaldo's first Serie A goal came in fortunate fashion, but lifted a huge burden off the former Real Madrid man's shoulders. Ronaldo's brace on Sunday saw him reach an impressive 400 club career goals. I can't confirm that Costa spit into Di Francesco's mouth, but it sure looks like he did. Juventus , chasing an eighth successive Serie A title, have 12 points, three ahead of Napoli.

Sports Vikings-Packers game filled with highs and lows before ending in tie
Author: 0 Vikings-Packers game filled with highs and lows before ending in tie

One would have thought the Vikings would have been pleased with Corrente's work on Sunday but that was far from the case. "I don't even know where to start", Matthews said after the Packers' 29-29 overtime tie with the Vikings. After the game, Matthews called it a "terrible call" and sounded off on the National Football League for getting "out of control" with its "emphasis on protecting quarterbacks".

Sports Sarri Concedes Chelsea Not Title Contenders This Season
Author: 0 Sarri Concedes Chelsea Not Title Contenders This Season

Despite the fact the Belgian didn't start Chelsea's first two games of the season, he's already notched five goals for the season. Chelsea maintained their 100 percent start to the season as Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick to secure a 4-1 victory over Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Sports Herald Sun defends racist Serena Williams cartoon
Author: 0 Herald Sun defends racist Serena Williams cartoon

Knight shot back by claiming he'd done nothing wrong. In a social media post, Peter Blunden, managing director of News Corp .'s operations in the state of Victoria, said: "Australia's finest cartoonist Mark Knight has the strongest support of his colleagues for his depiction of Serena Williams' petulance".

Sports Roberto Firmino: Liverpool striker 'OK' after eye 'scare'
Author: 0 Roberto Firmino: Liverpool striker 'OK' after eye 'scare'

Liverpool dominated the second half v Spurs , and Firmino scored to ensure Klopp the victory and go top of the Premier League 2018/19 table. Klopp was cautious after the incident but refused to blame Vertonghen as he said he did not see the incident from his spot on the touchline.

Sports Soon-to-be felon Mychal Kendricks visits with the Seahawks
Author: 0 Soon-to-be felon Mychal Kendricks visits with the Seahawks

Bears", Schefter tweeted Thursday evening. Kendricks pleaded guilty last week to the charges. Kendricks, who used tips to acquire more than $1.2 million, has a sentencing hearing now scheduled for January 24, which is four days after the AFC and NFC Championship games.

Sports Pogba staying at Manchester United for now
Author: 0 Pogba staying at Manchester United for now

The 25-year-old midfielder fell out of favour last season and was linked with a move to La Liga champions Barcelona in the summer. He will stay put until next summer at the earliest and examine his future then. After United's 3-2 defeat at Brighton, Pogba admitted his attitude was not right in that game, but has reaffirmed he will always remain professional.

Sports Frank Lampard rules out signing ex-Chelsea team-mate John Terry
Author: 0 Frank Lampard rules out signing ex-Chelsea team-mate John Terry

Maurizio Sarri understands John Terry would like to continue playing, but Chelsea are leaving the door open for a possible coaching role at the club. "If there is a pitch and there are 11 players, I feel at home anywhere", Sarri said. 'Fortunately, we have very strong young players; (Ruben) Loftus-Cheek, (Callum) Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu, and I'd like to give them the right space.

Sports Spurs keeper Lloris banned from driving
Author: 0 Spurs keeper Lloris banned from driving

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Hugo Lloris has retained the Tottenham Hotspur captaincy and said that it was not down to the public to judge his goalkeeper for drink-driving. Prosecutors explained he had been seen driving erratically and had veered "towards a parked vehicle" and that after being stopped by the police, he had needed help to get out of his auto.

Sports Maurizio Sarri happy to bring John Terry 'home' to Chelsea as coach
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri happy to bring John Terry 'home' to Chelsea as coach

Asked about the possibility of Terry joining Chelsea as a player, Sarri said: 'It would be on the coaching staff, I think, because, as I've said before, we want to give space to the young players. "We need to improve, and we can improve". Maurizio Sarri has claimed he does not see Chelsea challenging for the Premier League title in his debut season in charge, adding that Manchester City and Liverpool are now the main title contenders.

Sports Georginio Wijnaldum reveals why he rejected Spurs in favour of Liverpool move
Author: 0 Georginio Wijnaldum reveals why he rejected Spurs in favour of Liverpool move

Liverpool are top of the table on goal difference going into Saturday's clash with Spurs at Wembley, having won each of their four games so far. In his pre Spurs match press conference the Reds manager replied, "How should that work?" Pochettino's side effectively ended talk of a Wembley hoodoo when they beat Jurgen Klopp's team 4-1 last October and the Argentinian is not expecting a repeat of the limp performance at Vicarage Road.

Sports Arsenal boss Unai Emery calls for improvement from Mesut Ozil
Author: 0 Arsenal boss Unai Emery calls for improvement from Mesut Ozil

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's trip to Newcastle United this weekend, Emery played down talk of a dispute with the player and insisted that he still has more to offer. Below is how we think Newcastle could line up this weekend, with three changes to the side that were beaten at the Etihad Stadium by Manchester City .

Sports Hugo Lloris: Tottenham goalkeeper out for 'several weeks' with thigh injury
Author: 0 Hugo Lloris: Tottenham goalkeeper out for 'several weeks' with thigh injury

The Liverpool boss revealed that the issue is nothing serious and while Lallana is expected to miss the upcoming matches against Tottenham , Paris Saint-Germain and Southampton, Klopp hopes to have him back the following week. "Only we need to try, that he understands, and how he understands that it was a mistake". "To focus on one competition can only be if you are out, or almost out, or if it's late in the season".

Sports US Open: Djokovic beat del Potro to win third title
Author: 0 US Open: Djokovic beat del Potro to win third title

Djokovic added: "I would like to congratulate Juan Martin for what he's done in the last four, five years". He was, in short, out of sorts. He had three more chances in the eighth, all saved by Djokovic in a marathon 20-minute game which left Hollywood superstar Meryl Streep clasping her head in astonishment.

Sports Six up for FIFPro World XI
Author: 0 Six up for FIFPro World XI

Forty-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is the oldest nominee on the list. Gonzalo Higuain, who scored 23 times for Juventus last season in all competitions, is also not included, but Mario Mandzukic returns after a five-year absence.

Sports Coach McCarthy on Rodgers’ recovery from knee injury
Author: 0 Coach McCarthy on Rodgers’ recovery from knee injury

Rodgers echoed McCarthy on taking it on a day by day basis and revealed he didn't take pain medications Sunday night. Rodgers said immediately after Green Bay's wonderful comeback that he'd play in Week 2 against Minnesota, and the 34-year-old didn't back down from that sentiment Wednesday.

Sports Steve Yzerman Steps Down As Tampa Bay Lightning GM
Author: 0 Steve Yzerman Steps Down As Tampa Bay Lightning GM

Tampa Bay themselves has not confirmed the news yet but they have a press conference scheduled for 4 pm EST for a "major announcement" with owner Jeff Vinik, Yzerman and BriseBois all in attendance. "We're going to play this year, and after that, I don't know", Yzerman said. He also traded for J.T. Miller and Ryan McDonagh at last year's trade deadline and got Nikita Kucherov signed to an extension this summer.

Sports Raiders' Gruden: 'Obviously, Khalil Mack didn't want to play here'
Author: 0 Raiders' Gruden: 'Obviously, Khalil Mack didn't want to play here'

Silver: Well, I will say that I talked to one Rams defender who basically told me that. Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images Los Angeles RamsHead coach Sean McVay and Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden meet following the Rams win over the Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Sports Asensio Shines as Spain Humiliate World Cup Finalists Croatia
Author: 0 Asensio Shines as Spain Humiliate World Cup Finalists Croatia

Spain were in dreamland two minutes later as Asensio cheekily lofted a shot from 20 yards that ricocheted off the crossbar, before deflecting in off goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic for the third goal. It made it two wins out of two for Luis Enrique's side in their Nations League campaign. To reach the Nations League finals next June, Spain need just two points from their remaining two games, at home to England and away to Croatia .

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